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African Proverbs - Articles 

    African Proverbs

Do not tell the man carrying you that he stinks. (Sierra Leone)

Not all flowers of a tree produce fruit. (Mauritania) 

A bad son gives a bad name to his mother. (Ivory Coast)

Knowledge is like a garden, if it is not cultivated, it cannot be harvested. (Guinea)

When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion. (Ethiopia)

He who cannot dance will say: "The drum is bad." (Ashanti)

Rain does not fall on one roof alone. (Cameroon)

A bad son gives a bad name to his father (Cameroon)

Little by little you will catch the monkey (Cameroon)

Ashes fly back into the face of he who throws them. (Niger)

It is better to travel alone than with a bad companion. (Senegal)

To try and fail is not laziness. (Sierra Leone)

Hold a friend with both of your hands. (Chad)

Children of the same mother do not always agree. (Nigeria)

A person is a person through other persons. (Bantu)

He who chatters with you will chatter of you. (Egypt)

If relatives help each other, what evil can hurt them? (Ethiopia)

One camel does not make fun of the other camel’s hump. (Guinea)

A single bracelet does not jingle. (Congo)

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